Also known as: No Nicknames.
Origin: United States
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting
History and Facts: Bred in the early 1800s in the Midwest for bird flushing and retrieving.
Temperament / Behavior
The American Water Spaniel is a friendly, water-loving breed with strong retrieving and hunting instincts. However, the American Water Spaniel has a tendency to whine and bark if not properly trained.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Mitral valve disease
Exercise: The American Water Spaniel requires regular vigorous exercise.
Grooming: Your American Water Spaniel's waterproof coat needs regular weekly brushing. Check ears regularly.